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Should you speak with prospective clients on the phone?

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by Yogananda50, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. Yogananda50

    Yogananda50 New commenter

    I was wondering if tutors usually go to a student’s house without speaking to the parents on the phone, but just communicate using text.
     
  2. alsoamum

    alsoamum Occasional commenter

    I don't travel to students houses as they come to me. But I regularly only have email contact before the first lesson.
     
  3. suzette

    suzette Occasional commenter

    Likewise. I currently don't go to student's houses (but did before Covid). Regardless of whether it's online or face to face tutoring you should make sure you make regular correspondence with clients/parents. This should be by text, calling or email. Also make sure that you have a few different sources to get them on. If you're running late for instance and you need to let them know, an email is not very convenient; whereas a text/Whatsapp or phone call message is better.
     
  4. Kateray1

    Kateray1 Occasional commenter

    Always speak to the parents where you are dealing with a child under 18.
     
    suzette likes this.

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